Response to the Editorial “Lame-o Hollywood Actresses Go Big — Wear Black! — to Fight [Sexual] Harassment ” by Cheryl K. Chumley
I was just saying that dumb criticisms of the “Me Too“ sexual harassment campaign are being churned out almost faster than I can keep up with, and right after publishing that (seriously, within a handful of minutes), I saw a link to this Chumley piece go through my social media feed.
Note that I am critiquing the writing of a woman writer, not a man. (At least I assume with the first name of “Cheryl” that this is a woman.)
Why must I now point this out? Because some people are under the mistaken impression I am a misandrist, that I apparently only disagree with … men. And if you disagree with a man, this weird logic goes, that supposedly makes you a misandrist.
Some Hollywood actresses want to wear all black dresses to some Hollywood awards program, the Golden Globes, as a visual statement about being against sexual harassment in the workplace, which is a totally innocuous gesture, but writer Cheryl Chumley is in an uproar about it.
You can read her editorial on The Washington Times.
Here is how Chumley opens her editorial:
What courage, what bravery, what an unmitigated bold stroke of in-your-face protest — Hollywood actresses attending the 2018 Golden Globes have agreed to don black for the event, to send a solidarity-sistah message around the world that goes like this: Thou shalt not sexually harass.
… No reason a good protest can’t be fashionable, folks. …
After all, as the motto goes, sexual harassment may not be pretty — but we are.
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What is with all that cattiness and bitchiness? What is it to you if a bunch of actresses want to stage this symbolic gesture? Get over yourself.
Chumley also says:
Right. That’ll show ‘em. That’ll keep ol’ Harvey Weinstein in his place.
I know that some Hollywood types are not very intelligent, but I would assume that most of them are not so dim as to believe that wearing black from head to toe is going to punish Weinstein, or other creeps similar to Weinstein.